RESTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Michael Springman chief information officer for the company's Mission Systems sector.

In this position, Springman is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and leadership of all information systems and information technology activities in the Mission Systems sector.

Springman joined Northrop Grumman in 1977 and most recently served as division director of battle command for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. In this position, he led teams responsible for the implementation and fielding of battle command systems used by U.S. and coalition land forces.

Springman earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Southwest State University, Marshall, Minn., and a master's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has also completed an executive management program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (571) 213-5302

          Juli Ballesteros
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (703) 556-2736